Transgender teen in California kills self after bullying

Apr 11, 2015 10:51 AM by News Staff

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A support group says that a 16-year-old transgender girl who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at school in Southern California has killed herself.

The North County LGBTQ Resource Center said Taylor Alesana had few adults to turn to and no support from Fallbrook High School, north of San Diego.

The center's director, Max Disposti, says Alesana attended meetings at the center and was very supportive of other transgender teens.

Before her death last week, she posted a series of online videos describing her daily experiences and struggles.

The center held a vigil Thursday night at its office in Oceanside, with Alesana's parents in attendance. She is the second transgender teen who sought services at the center to die by suicide since March.

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